City of Washington

Detroit Street Redevelopment

The Redevelopment Authority acquired the site of the former Ball Glass Plant in the City of Washington on November 8, 2005. This 11 acre site is located at 41 Detroit Street and accessed from East Maiden Street, which is also US Route 40. The Redevelopment Authority is moving forward to redevelop this brownfield site to provide a positive financial impact to the city of Washington and create jobs for area residents.

Prime Plastics, a newly formed plastics company, entered into a lease and option to purchase agreement with the Authority in 2006 for 5 acres of land. Prime Plastics will utilize the railroad for receiving raw materials and will take advantage of the nearby interstate highways and transport its products to customers by trucks.

Property Highlights

  • 11 acres just two miles from Washington Central Business District
  • 10 acres is relatively level
  • Green space surrounds three sides of the site
  • Vehicular access from E. Maiden St. via Detroit Street or Linden Avenue
  • Access to I-79 is 2 miles via U.S. Route 40/E. Maiden Street
  • Railroad access on site, once a day service by Allegheny Valley Railroad
  • City fire department and police department within 1 & 1/2 miles
  • PA DEP Act 2 clearance for environmental concerns
  • Signage right of way alonh East Maiden Street (U.S. Route 19 and 40)
  • Utilities on site
  • Property Available for Purchase

  • Approximately 5 acres
  • Land sale price – $50,000 per acre
  • Infrastructure will be installed, per business needs
  • 3-year LERTA on real estate taxes (improvements)
  • Business loan programs available through the Authority & other Washington County Economic Development agencies.